Business

Business

The Star hires Pulitzer winner to head editorial board

Colleen McCain Nelson, who was a summer intern at The Kansas City Star in 1995, will return this fall as vice president of the newspaper’s editorial board. She received a Pulitzer with two others for their editorials at The Dallas Morning News and currently covers Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The Star also is hiring Eric Nelson, her husband, to head its digital operations. For both, the move from jobs in Washington, D.C., marks a return to roots.

Technology

Verizon network dominates in latest testing

RootMetrics said Verizon won all six of its testing categories outright. No ties. It also won 41 statewide tests outright. AT&T was a strong second and Sprint held off rival T-Mobile yet again in overall performance rankings. The results confirm and contradict other testing reports, giving carriers room to market their best showings.

Cityscape

Waldo’s KC Needlepoint is the dream of two women, stitched together

Waldo’s KC Needlepoint has been open a year and offers a diverse selection of hand-painted canvases, including Kansas City sites like Arrowhead Stadium and The Scout. Customers can take a break from their smartphones and socialize while making stockings and ornaments, pillows and seat covers, belts, baggage tags, handbag, key fobs and more.

Business

AMC Entertainment owner hunting for more acquisitions

Wang Jianlin, the chairman of Dalian Wanda Group Co., said he intends to buy two non-production film companies in the U.S. that are worth more than $1 billion, will then pursue one of the Big Six movie studios. The Beijing-based real estate and entertainment conglomerate owns AMC Entertainment Holdings headquartered in Leawood.

Business

Kansas continues trying to bring Missouri businesses across state line

A volley of offers by each state to limit the use of economic development incentives over the last two years seems to have all been for naught after the Kansas Commerce Department sent a letter to the Kansas City Downtown Council Community Improvement District offering its help. There’s nothing the Kansas agency can do to help organizations in Missouri outside of providing assistance for a business looking to expand or relocate into Kansas.

Videos

High rents in KC cripple the poor

Bridget Hughes shows her tiny Kansas City apartment where her family of six live. Rents across Kansas City have spiked in the past year with the highest increases occurring in what had been areas with the lowest average rents, meaning that low income renters are feeling the greatest distress. Video by: ALLISON LONG | along@kcstar.com
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High rents in KC cripple the poor 4:08

High rents in KC cripple the poor

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Live tweeting by Kansas City police catches on

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One city, one flag

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Priorities For KC East Side Development